Archive for Thursday, April 20, 2006

Eudora softball improves to 9-2 with doubleheader sweep

Cardinals score in every inning to route Eagles

April 20, 2006

The Cardinals needed just eight innings to make it five in a row Thursday by pounding Wellsville, 14-0 and 18-1.

Eudora used a 14 hit attack in game one to post runs in every inning, which included a five-run fifth to put the game out of reach.
Senior shortstop Michelle Deluna scored three runs to go along with a double and triple in the win.

The Cardinals jumped on the Eagles in game two by scoring nine runs in the first inning, behind eight hits and three stolen bases.
Sophomore Mackenzie Salzman doubled twice in the inning and had three RBIs to add to her total of seven on the day.

"We were hitting the ball hard in batting practice this week," Eudora coach Cara Kimberlin said. "I had a feeling we'd open things up tonight."

Pitchers Brynn Hamilton and Karen Spence notched the wins for the Cardinals in the run-rule shortened doubleheader. In game one Hamilton allowed only two hits through five innings, while Spence gave up just one run in three innings for the game two victory.

The Cardinals travel Tuesday to Ottawa for a showdown with senior Megan Ramsey and the Cyclones. Last year the Cardinals managed just two hits against Ramsey in a 1-0 loss at Eudora.

"We've got to be disciplined when we go up there and lay off her riseball," Kimberlin said. "Paola found a way to beat her, so if we're patient maybe we can too."

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